Austria 1914 4 ducats Fr-487

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20182
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This specimen was lot 20182 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. 4 Ducats, 1914. NGC MS-62. Sharp strike with prooflike fields and full rich detail on the devices." This type was struck 1872-1915 in substantial numbers but the 1915 restrike is most commonly seen.

Recorded mintage: 102,712.

Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .439 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-487, KM 2276.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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